American McGee's Alice - PC
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Alice has a winning combination of great graphics (thanks to the power of the Quake 3 engine) and wonderful gameplay. I'll start off with the graphics. The textures are highly detailed, and perfectly fit the atmosphere of the game, which is dark. However, what really makes this game shine is the originality and detail of the levels. Each level is much different from any other. You'll walk on huge chess boards rendered in black and white, where you Alice will be the only thing of color on the screen. You'll go through castles that have clocks that sway from side to side. Other places will have tables flying and twirling all about. No other game has levels quite like Alice, and no other game has the originality of Alice. I suppose the best way to describe it would be a 3D Castlevania game done right.
Now onto gameplay. The problem with most third-person games is that many leaps of faith are required. Jumps become tiresome and just plain hard. Alice avoids this with a very nice "lock-on" jump system. You'll land right where you want to. It is a great addition, and jumps never seem tedious. The combat is quite a bit similar to Rune's. Most weapons are melee, but there are some projection weapons. All weapons have a secondary fire, which usually projects something. The game also has a "lock-on" system for combat, which avoids the frustration of continually missing an enemy.
Alice also has quite a few nice touches that make the gameplay more enjoyable.Read more ›
The game sports very nice dark brooding graphics suitable to Wonderland. The controls are very nice and solid given time to get used to the unusual third person view. (This is the same view and control found in Rune and MDK2) The levels are nice and detailed, however, I wonder why better use of curved surfaces is not utilized, since the Alice engine is based on the fantastic Quake 3 engine.Read more ›
So the question is did Alice live up to the hype? Yes and no. Is it as good or as bad as people claim? Well, both.
The object of the game is simple: save Wonderland. Alice returns to Wonderland--a more dark, twisted Wonderland than she knew before. It is now ruled by the evil Queen of Hearts. Alice must destroy the Queen and bring Wonderland back to it's natural glory.
I found McGee's vision of Wonderland fantastic. I think the best adaption I've seen. Way better than the fluffy Disney verison. The characters are even more mad than they were before. Instead of just "harmless" madness, it's now to the point where the madness is just...well, murder. We meet farmilar characters such as the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Dum, the Catepillar, and even the beloved With Rabbit.
The graphics and sound are superior. Nice, dark jingles that run through the game as you discover Wonderland. And the graphics...whoa. What can I say? Wonderful! At times you just have to look around and enjoy the view. Maybe even Carroll would approve, eh?
But where there are pros, there are cons. I must agree with the the people and critics that say this game is too linear. And this is from a person who prefers linear games! But...at times I do like to rack my brain, get lost, or have to think of a way out of a sitution. In this game you don't do that. You go here, you go there. A to Z. You don't have to really think as you progress.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Get it on XBOX 360. The PC version doesn't work on most PCs now (tried for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10). What do I mean by it doesn't work? I mean it literally doesn't work. Read morePublished 13 days ago by A. Trani
I've played this game over three times fully though and plan to again always. This is one of the greatest games ever in my opinion for both creativity with existing styles of game... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nicholas R Forystek
Hello all. This game is a master piece: A wonderful break from Disney's Alice in Wonderland. It is a dark and tantalizing twist to what Alice really should be. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Insane Child
I'm interested to purchase this game for my mother, but I was wondering if anyone knows if it works on Windows 7. If anyone knows please let me know.Published 14 months ago by Jaimie
Great game. Still runs on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, although the controls and graphics are legacy and won't cooperate with today's standards - Black borders around the screen and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by The Data Master